Hope Doe is an American artist residing in Mie, Japan. She creates moody sumi ink and watercolor paintings that are a unique blend of the mysterious unknown and humanity in nature. You can often find her hiding deep in a forest contemplating the beauty of it all. She has a passion for art and artist alike.
Andrea Kovacic is a fourth-year Law and Creative Writing student studying in Sydney, Australia. Andrea has also studied Literature and History abroad at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy. In addition to her studies, Andrea works as a freelance writer for a number of publications, whilst working on literary manuscripts. She is interested in the more dreamy and whimsical creations of the moody artistic world.
Nicole Gordon has interviewed over 200 artists from around the world and has relished the wonderful experience. Nicole has immersed herself within the New York City art community and is a Mother to 2 teenagers. As you could imagine she wears many hats and would not want it any other way.
Tahirih Juliette Pettersen is a Norwegian-American writer, novelist, and poet. She grew up under the tutelage of fine art sculptor and architect, Arild Juel Pettersen. Surrounded by jazz musicians, race unity conscious individuals, health enthusiasts and European architecture she developed a taste for artistic eccentricities. Life instilled in her an intimate perspective on artistic expression, production, and the struggles they entail. An activist for art awareness, human rights, and mental health Tahirih began to create at a young age. Her latest novel is, “Crying for Cancer,” available to the public at a later date. She currently resides in Florida, USA.
Matthew Burgos is a zealous storyteller, an indie-folk playlist devourer, a self-proclaimed maverick, and a die-hard, 90% dark chocolate glutton. When he narrates stories, he carpets the chronicles with poetry, empathy, and humanness. For every story he jots down, he envisions delight and satisfaction to every reader’s mind. His curiosity streams when he converses with people, compiling a mountain of questions for them to answer to. It’s no wonder he yearns to write about them after the conversation.
Aniketh Chakraborty is a student, journalist, artist and singer. He goes by his nickname ‘Orie’ in social media platforms where he posts his sketches and book reviews. Aniketh has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets around the world, including the BBC, Fox Life, ABP Network, CNN, News 18 India and France 24. His articles on various social issues and fashion have been featured in The Statesman, The Telegraph, DailyWorth, 19/20, and The Muse. His interviews with various Fashion Illustrators have been featured in various magazines. In addition to his journalism experience, Aniketh works as a curator for various art galleries. He makes Tarot illustrations, stickers, calendar art and book illustrations.
Aniketh holds a Western Classical Music Degree and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. He’s currently receiving training in Nutrition Health Coach Certification along with a Certificate in Mental Health Coaching through various training programs. He’s passionate about various social issues and Sustainable Development. Aniketh is also collaborating with various NGOs empowering differently-abled individuals.
Jennifer Susan Jones lives near Los Angeles California and has been writing for Beautiful Bizarre Magazine since 2015. She is a mixed media artist and writer with a masters degree in counseling. Jennifer works with clients (and students) using various art therapy modalities including sandplay therapy (in which clients build scenes in a sand tray using miniatures). The building of “little worlds in boxes” influences Jennifer’s style of assemblage art, as does her lifelong love of dioramas. She adores working with artists, and her position as an arts writer has given her the opportunity to help promote the arts and showcase her passion for writing.
Samantha Dexter is a Manchester-based writer, musician, artist and photographer. She graduated from the British and Irish Modern Music Institute with a first-class degree in Music Journalism. Her specialty is writing about Japanese culture with a particular focus on otaku subculture. She is a seasoned guitarist and has a passion for various artistic expressions including animation, manga, heavy and electronic music, lowbrow art and designer toys. Samantha loves travelling, learning about new things and wishes to share what she is most passionate about with like-minded people through her writing.
Alicia Puig the curator and co-founder of PxP Contemporary, an arts writer, co-author of the book The Complete Smartist Guide, and a regular guest host of The Create! Podcast. She has worked in the arts for over a decade both in the US and abroad and currently resides in San José, Costa Rica.
Jacob Hicks is a Brooklyn-based oil painter, arts educator & critical writer. He founded Quantumart Review in 2014. He exhibits with Gallery Henoch.
Daniel Maidman is best known for his vivid depiction of the figure. Maidman’s drawings and paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Bozeman Art Museum, and the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art. His work is included in numerous private collections, including those of Brooke Shields, China Miéville, and Jerry Saltz. His art and writing on art have been featured in The Huffington Post, Poets/Artists, ARTnews, Forbes, W, and many others. He has been shown in solo shows in New York City and in group shows across the United States and Europe. In 2021 it will be included in the first digital archive of art stored on the surface of the Moon. His books, Daniel Maidman: Nudes and Theseus: Vincent Desiderio on Art, are available from Griffith Moon Publishing. He works in Brooklyn, New York. His current work can be found on Instagram at @danielmaidman.
Jade Walker is a pansexual writer, performer and multidisciplinary artist whose poems have been published online and in zines. Her poem Diesel Clouds Where The Adders Roam was published in These Days Zine Issue 9 and the Wordsfest Eco-Zine Supplement Impossible Utopias. Her poem Mother Nature’s Loyal Shield Maiden is published online on Dark Poets Club’s website and Instagram as well as published online on Wordsfest.ca as part of the Wordsfest Eco-Zine Supplement Impossible Utopias.
Ren Riley is an aspiring bounty hunter librarian, but until that job becomes a real thing, she works as a graphic designer, freelance writer, and marketing consultant. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters of Education Policy from the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys creating digital collages with a focus on futuristic elements and self-portraiture; her work has been shown at the Holy Art Gallery in London. She is the Editor of I, Enheduanna, a zine focused on up-and-coming feminine and non-binary creatives.
Kyle Scott is just your friendly, neighborhood odd fellow living in eastern PA finishing up his bachelor’s to go for a master’s in Public Policy, while finding time to create art and have a cup of tea with some inner demons.
Delaina Engberg is an American interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator currently based in Madrid, Spain. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, with a minor in History and Theory of Contemporary Art, from the San Francisco Art Institute.
She uses an array of mediums to meditate on the psychics of space and, specifically, uses painting to guide investigations of intimacy, boundaries, of bodies coming and going, and remnants of bodies in space. Her main goals as a scholar and writer are delving into how women artists create meaning and find voices through their work and exploring the limits of academic language by and with poetic language. She feels strongly that the beauty of writing and language is the realization you will never say exactly everything that needs to be said, but, in that, there is a freedom to say everything you can.
She has curated several shows including; “Poetry as Critical Form”, “New Images of Woman”, “Room of One’s Own”, and “History/ Archeology/ Genealogy” at the Diego Rivera Gallery at 800 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA. She has also written “Jorge Borges’ On the Exactitude of Science; Ways We Visualize the Ineffable” for the exhibition “What Lies Between” at the Shafer Gallery at Fort Mason. She is currently working at Est_Art Space in Madrid whilst completing her first book of poetry.
Oscar Hart is a Paris-based artist, writer and freelance journalist. He holds a Master degree in cultural management. He views the drawing process as a way to sculpt and transform emotions. With deep interest for any form of creation, he is passionate about Nature, shamanism, cinema, dancing, and anything that help us sublimate our emotions. His inner worlds often convoke dreamy and mythical elements.
Leslie Humez is a Cleveland sculptor, pop-surrealist and fantasy monster maker whose works have been internationally exhibited and whose day jobs have historically been vested in publishing, from a Park Avenue brokerage to Penthouse International. I’m delighted to continue the adventure with Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
Savannah McGhee is a musician, writer, student, and artist who is enamored by the world and its design. Inspired by nature and sound, Savannah hopes to bridge the gaps between music, design, science, art, and psychology with her carefully chosen words and creative mind.
Sanya Walma, a poet, freelancer, and creative writer who likes most things a little dark and from the heart. I love hearing and telling good stories, finding something cool and unique, and losing myself in a perspective that makes me understand things in a new way.
Jeremiah Ciardullo is an Online Author for Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.
Lucy Jones is the founder and editor of arts and culture site Teacup Kingdom. She is fascinated by the creative impulse – how imagination, experience, and the unconscious mind work together to create something entirely original. Relentlessly curious, her interests and obsessions range from Islamic art to the Golden Age of Illustration, pre-Christian folklore and 1990’s game franchises. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University and has worked in communications for over 10 years.